If the Fourth Estate is stifled, India will become a Nazi State: Madras HC defends Freedom of the Press

Meera Emmanuel November 23 2018
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The Madras High Court recently made a strong case in favour of the freedom of the press and media, noting that unless functions of theĀ fourth estate are safeguarded, India may as well become a Nazi State.

JusticeĀ PN Prakash made pertinent observations to this effect while quashing defamation proceedings initiated in 2012 against the Tamil edition of weekly magazine, India Today. As noted in his judgment,

"India is a vibrant democracy and the fourth . . .

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